Daily Archives: May 6, 2019

Epiq Announces Plan to Bolster Solutions and Leadership

Michelle Deichmeister Joins Epiq to Lead Global Business Transformation Solutions

NEW YORK, May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Epiq, the global leader in the legal services industry, announced today that Michelle Deichmeister has joined as president and general manager to lead its global business transformation solutions business. Deichmeister, a seasoned executive who excels at driving enterprise growth and profitability, brings to Epiq more than 30 years of senior leadership and management experience.

Deichmeister has significant experience leveraging global operational scale through process discipline and a track record of delivering exceptionally high levels of client satisfaction.  She will be responsible expanding the range of solutions from business process solutions to new, technology-enabled business process outsourcing (BPO) and transformation solutions focused on law firms and expanding into corporate legal departments in the finance and banking, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and technology verticals.Michelle Deichmeister

“Epiq currently provides on-site management and technology solutions to over 425 law firms across the U.S.,” said David Dobson, chief executive officer of Epiq. “Expanding this successful solution to corporations and additional verticals allows our corporate clients to create tremendous value for the organizations they serve by transforming for the future, beyond technology. With Michelle’s background and proven experience executing similar strategies on a global scale, we look forward to expanding our offering into new countries and across new verticals.”

“Epiq’s leadership position is a testament to the talented individuals in the business today,” said Deichmeister. “Our clients speak to their dedication, passion and world-class client experience and I look forward to building upon the already strong foundation that is in place today. I am excited about the breadth of solutions that Epiq already provides and I am pleased that David has asked me to lead this new effort at Epiq. Business transformation solutions can drive enterprise value for our clients through efficiencies created with better processes, people and technology.”

Deichmeister most recently held the role of executive vice president of Exela Technologies, where she was responsible for the development and execution of strategy and operations for the company. Deichmeister also held executive leadership roles at Novitex Enterprise Solutions and Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), formerly a Xerox company. Deichmeister attended the executive leadership program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and is Six Sigma Black Belt certified.

About Epiq
Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry, takes on large-scale, increasingly complex tasks for corporate counsel, law firms, and business professionals with efficiency, clarity, and confidence. Clients rely on Epiq to streamline the administration of business operations, class action and mass tort, court reporting, eDiscovery, regulatory, compliance, restructuring, and bankruptcy matters. Epiq subject-matter experts and technologies create efficiency through expertise and deliver confidence to high-performing clients around the world. Learn more at www.epiqglobal.com.

Press Contact
Jill Brown
Epiq
+1 713 933 2905
jbrown@epiqglobal.com

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CP Kelco Names Azelis as New Distributor for Nordic Markets

ATLANTA, May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CP Kelco, a leading global producer of nature-based ingredient solutions, announced today that Azelis will be its exclusive distributor for CP Kelco products sold into food and beverage applications in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, effective June 24, 2019.

As a key distribution partner of CP Kelco in parts of Europe and Asia for years, Azelis is a leading global distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, driving growth in line with CP Kelco’s business strategy.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Azelis into the Nordic markets,” said Niels Thestrup, Vice President, EMEA Region for CP Kelco. “Together, our organizations are committed to deliver value-added solutions and services to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. We are excited about the support of a strong partner like Azelis to help formulators develop new products and applications with our nature-based ingredients.”

Anna Bertona, CEO & President, Azelis EMEA, added, “Strong technical support is one of the cornerstones of Azelis’ offering to customers. High quality ingredients from a market leader such as CP Kelco complete our current portfolio range in the Nordics, enabling our technical application team to offer the best possible solutions to customers. At the same time, it allows us better access to segments in the food industry like fruit, dairy, beverage and confectionery.”

For more information about CP Kelco and Azelis, visit www.cpkelco.com and www.azelis.com.

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage, consumer and industrial products manufacturers worldwide. We unlock nature-powered success by applying ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights and meet manufacturers’ goals to address consumer needs and preferences. What sets CP Kelco apart:

  • Unique Portfolio. Produces extensive range of high-quality, plant-based and fermentation-derived ingredients to formulate tailored solutions.
  • Technical Excellence. Offers strong collaboration with a global team of scientists and applications experts, leveraging our regional state-of-the-art R&D facilities.
  • Sustainability. Committed to providing responsibly sourced and produced ingredients.
  • Market Insights. Understands market and consumer trends to help customers create relevant and innovative products.

Our key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Cellulose Gum/CMC, Refined Locust Bean Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

CONTACT:
Michele Cacdac-Jones
Director, Brand & Marketing Communications
michele.cacdac-jones@cpkelco.com
Mobile: +1 770 743 0564

Boeing knew of 737 MAX safety system glitch year before deadly Indonesian crash

WASHINGTON, Boeing engineers identified a fault with a pilot warning system on its 737 MAX aircraft in 2017, a year before the deadly Lion Air crash in Indonesia, the company said.

Boeing said that management was unaware of the issue until the crash in

Indonesia, which killed 189 people, and the planes were not grounded until

after another of the type operated by Ethiopian Airlines went down several

months later, leaving a further 157 people dead.

According to Boeing, a supposedly standard piece of equipment that tells

pilot about disagreements between angle of attack (AOA) indicators � which measure the plane’s angle vis-a-vis oncoming air to warn of impending stalls � did not in fact activate unless an additional optional indicator was purchased by airlines.

That left airlines that did not buy the optional indicator � including

both Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines � without the safety feature.

Faulty angle of attack indicator information may have played a role in

both of the deadly crashes, causing the 737 MAX anti-stall system to

unnecessarily activate and push the nose down toward the ground even as

pilots fought to maintain altitude.

In 2017, within several months after beginning 737 MAX deliveries,

engineers at Boeing identified that the 737 MAX display system software did

not correctly meet the AOA Disagree alert requirements, the aircraft

manufacturer said in a statement.

The software delivered to Boeing linked the AOA Disagree alert to the AOA

indicator, which is an optional feature, it said. Accordingly, the software

activated the AOA Disagree alert only if an airline opted for the AOA

indicator.

A Boeing review determined that the absence of the AOA Disagree alert did

not adversely impact airplane safety or operation, concluding that the

existing functionality was acceptable until the alert and the indicator could

be delinked in the next planned display system software update, Boeing said.

Senior company leadership was not involved in the review and first became aware of this issue in the aftermath of the Lion Air accident.

Boeing’s entire 737 MAX fleet has been grounded since shortly after the

Ethiopian Airlines crash in March, while investigators study the incidents

and engineers work on solutions. � NNN-AGENCIES

Source: NAM News Network

Boeing knew of 737 MAX safety system glitch year before deadly Indonesian crash

WASHINGTON, Boeing engineers identified a fault with a pilot warning system on its 737 MAX aircraft in 2017, a year before the deadly Lion Air crash in Indonesia, the company said.

Boeing said that management was unaware of the issue until the crash in

Indonesia, which killed 189 people, and the planes were not grounded until

after another of the type operated by Ethiopian Airlines went down several

months later, leaving a further 157 people dead.

According to Boeing, a supposedly standard piece of equipment that tells

pilot about disagreements between angle of attack (AOA) indicators � which measure the plane’s angle vis-a-vis oncoming air to warn of impending stalls � did not in fact activate unless an additional optional indicator was purchased by airlines.

That left airlines that did not buy the optional indicator � including

both Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines � without the safety feature.

Faulty angle of attack indicator information may have played a role in

both of the deadly crashes, causing the 737 MAX anti-stall system to

unnecessarily activate and push the nose down toward the ground even as

pilots fought to maintain altitude.

In 2017, within several months after beginning 737 MAX deliveries,

engineers at Boeing identified that the 737 MAX display system software did

not correctly meet the AOA Disagree alert requirements, the aircraft

manufacturer said in a statement.

The software delivered to Boeing linked the AOA Disagree alert to the AOA

indicator, which is an optional feature, it said. Accordingly, the software

activated the AOA Disagree alert only if an airline opted for the AOA

indicator.

A Boeing review determined that the absence of the AOA Disagree alert did

not adversely impact airplane safety or operation, concluding that the

existing functionality was acceptable until the alert and the indicator could

be delinked in the next planned display system software update, Boeing said.

Senior company leadership was not involved in the review and first became aware of this issue in the aftermath of the Lion Air accident.

Boeing’s entire 737 MAX fleet has been grounded since shortly after the

Ethiopian Airlines crash in March, while investigators study the incidents

and engineers work on solutions. � NNN-AGENCIES

Source: NAM News Network